What is shock?

  • (verb): Subject to electrical shocks.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on shock:

Dynamic Response Index
... the likelihood of spinal damage arising from a vertical shock load such as might be encountered in a military environment (i.e ... spine as a lumped single-degree-of-freedom spring-shock absorber system ... The forcing function in the equation is the accelerative shock load delivered to the pelvis by the event ...
Shock - Other Uses
... Shock (economics), an unexpected or unpredictable event that affects an economy Shock site, a website that is intended to be offensive or shocking to most viewers Shock, a unit of measurement of ...
Sports In Florida - Geography - Earthquakes and Tsunamis
... In January, 1879, a shock of Mercalli intensity scale VI occurred near St ... the center of two strong earthquakes that sent severe shock waves through the city of Key West ... The shock from the 1886 Charleston, South Carolina, earthquake was felt throughout northern Florida, ringing church bells at St ...
Dia-BILL-ic Shock
... List of King of the Hill episodes "Dia-BILL-ic Shock" is the season premiere of the 13th season of the Fox animated series King of the Hill, and the 236th ... The episode's title references the phrase 'diabetic shock' ...
Toma Ikuta - Musicals
... Stand By Me Kyo-To-Kyo Shock is Millennium Shock Susanoh Another (Kansai Jr.2002 version) Shock is Real Shock Vacation (Shonentai Playzone 2003) Edogah-s ...

More definitions of "shock":

  • (noun): A pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field.
    Example: "Corn is bound in small sheeves and several sheeves are set up together in shocks"; "whole fields of wheat in shock"
  • (noun): A reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body.
    Example: "Subjects received a small electric shock when they mae the wrong response"
    Synonyms: electric shock, electrical shock
  • (noun): The feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally.
    Example: "He was numb with shock"
    Synonyms: daze, stupor
  • (noun): An unpleasant or disappointing surprise.
    Example: "It came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
    Synonyms: blow
  • (noun): The violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat.
    Example: "The armies met in the shock of battle"
    Synonyms: impact
  • (noun): A bushy thick mass (especially hair).
    Example: "He had an unruly shock of black hair"
  • (verb): Strike with horror or terror.
    Example: "The news of the bombing shocked her"
  • (noun): (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor.
    Example: "Loss of blood is an important cause of shock"
  • (verb): Collide violently.
  • (noun): An instance of agitation of the earth's crust.
    Example: "The first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"
    Synonyms: seismic disturbance
  • (verb): Collect or gather into shocks.
    Example: "Shock grain"

Famous quotes containing the word shock:

    It is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian.
    James Baldwin (1924–1987)

    Coming out, all the way out, is offered more and more as the political solution to our oppression. The argument goes that, if people could see just how many of us there are, some in very important places, the negative stereotype would vanish overnight. ...It is far more realistic to suppose that, if the tenth of the population that is gay became visible tomorrow, the panic of the majority of people would inspire repressive legislation of a sort that would shock even the pessimists among us.
    Jane Rule (b. 1931)

    Nothing can shock a brave man but dullness.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)